Thursday, 30 July 2015

Monday, 27 July 2015

Pennine Alps, Valais, Switzerland

Summit of Lagginhorn 4010 m. yesterday with Simon, Paul and Jon

View from Lagginhorn along south ridge towards Weissmies

Jon and Paul making their way up the Weissmies this morning

Paul, Jon and Simon on the Weissmies 4017m this morning

Friday, 24 July 2015

Chamonix alpine introductory course

Fahad on the Arete du Midi

climbing a nice rock arete.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Arete du Midi, Chamonix, Mont Blanc.

The Arete du Midi is interesting just now, easy enough with care and prudence, scarier than it looks

Fahad enjoying the sun

Monday, 13 July 2015

Making the transfer from climbing on bolts to leading rock climbs with traditional gear!

Take only photographs, leave only footprints. The skills of lead rock climbing with traditional gear takes patience and time but is extremely rewarding. 

Its a long way without any protection!

Nesting chicks ready to fly!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Goodbye Chester old pal!


Chester,  a great dog and we had to say goodbye to him!

·         His first winter at Ruddock Creek mine with access to work from Revelstoke by helicopter
·         Training with CARDA, REVSAR & PEP. 
·         Two winters in Scotland working with me for SAIS. One brief search near the ski area.
·         SAR demonstrations at Mica
·         First (known) dog ascent of Mt Begbie; along with Kulu to the ridge
·         Featured in BBC articles
·         Featured in Dr Adam Watson book, ‘Point, Sets and Man’   
·         Therapy dog work at Mt Cartier Court extended care cottages


Thursday, 9 July 2015

Modern Times, Aig Rouge, Chamonix, Mont Blanc, France

Matt on one of the lower pitches

matt arrives at a belay stance. Modern Times was first climbed by Ed Grindly
and  bolted by his friends

Nice views of Mont Blanc this morning looking over L'Index summit

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Arete des Cosmiques, Chamonix Mont Blanc

Matt Climbing, its looking bit loose eh, all these blocks!

Matt on the final chimney

Pleased with his Mountain Equipment clothing!

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Tour Ronde, Chamonix, Mont Blanc

Stuart and Matt climbing up the normal route,. Despite the warm weather it was frozen solid this morning, we did have a 4.00 am breakfast at the Torino Refuge.

On the summit